Abuse at OR Tambo airport alleged

For the past 30 years, Karl Ammann shot his world-famous wildlife photography on a Nikon. At the weekend, he resorted to covertly snapping a picture with his BlackBerry in order to capture evidence of his detention and deportation from OR Tambo International Airport.

Although the Immigration Act allows for detention of up to 30 days and an additional 90 days with a warrant from the magistrate’s court. David Cote, head of the Strategic Litigation Unit at Lawyers for Human Rights, said there were concerns over privatisation of airport detention.